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History Information

Ready to relive history on your vacation?
Smile. You’ve come to the right place.

From the moment you arrive in this Michigan treasure called the Petoskey Area, you’ll feel that you’ve returned to a simpler, more refined era.

Explore the Bay View Association near Petoskey and you’ll be awed by nearly 500 cottages, churches and inns that have earned it a designation as a National Historic Landmark. Our historic downtown areas are full of buildings that have been around since the days of horse-drawn buggies. And our museums feature intriguing exhibitions of northern Michigan’s past.

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For a truly unique experience, stroll through downtown areas and enjoy a meal and beverage at the same restaurants Ernest Hemingway frequented. Before you do, check out the Hemingway Tours video.

For a complete listing and details of the historic sites and tours available, click here. And be sure to get your FREE Vacation Guide now!

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